Vikings' Kene Nwangwu scores on electric 97-yard kickoff return

Vikings' Kene Nwangwu scores on electric 97-yard kickoff return

Nov 25, 2022 by ESPN

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  • 1:42 AM UTC Kevin SeifertESPN Staff Writer Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings kick returner Kene Nwangwu returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter Thursday night, allowing the Vikings to tie the back-and-forth game with the New England Patriots 23-23.
  • Most teams have been avoiding kicking to Nwangwu this season, and he entered the game with a total of 19 on the season.
  • Kirk Cousins' 6-yard touchdown pass to receiver Justin Jefferson was their seventh touchdown on the opening drive of a game this season.
  • He is nearing the NFL record for most yards in the first three seasons of a career, one currently held by former Vikings receiver Randy Moss (4,163).

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